When we hit the gym every day, we are trying to attain physical strength.
But what about the mental strength? We need a mix of both to live a healthy and prosperous life. Yoga is that exercise which helps us to attain both of these strengths.
Yoga Meditation is a practice of acquiring spiritual powers. Sometimes Yoga and meditation are interchangeable. It includes certain areas that demand some focus like breathing exercises or performing asana whilst indulging with meditation.
Types of Yoga Meditation
In this technique, a person is required to focus on the sounds coming from the surroundings, better known as external sounds. Eventually, the person gets to direct his mind from external to internal sound, thereby calming the mind.
When we talk of this Yoga Meditation technique, we see that a person is required to focus on the Chakra, namely “The Centers of our Body.” It involves certain mantras to be practiced along with it, as “ram, ham, yam, om”.
Third Eye Meditation:
It is a subset of the Chakra Yoga. But why does it deserve to be mentioned separately?
This technique is required to fixate your attention on the “Ajna Chakra”, in layman’s terms, it is the “Third Eye”.
Under this technique, a person tries to focus his mind on that particular point. It continues until the silence gets to accumulate the space in your mind.
It is more commonly known as “Trataka Meditation”. It increases your powers of inner absorption and insight.
Try to place an object in front of you, be it a candle, image or something that might help you in imagining your thoughts about that thing easily.
Now, focus your gaze upon that particular object, with your eyes wide open. Continue your focus upon that object for about 1-2 minutes.
Now, close your eyes and try to imagine the same object.
This is all you need to do, in a way that doesn’t cause any discomfort to your body.
It is a way to stimulate the set of energies centered around the ground-base of the spine.
We get to experience all of the seven chakras in this technique of Yoga Meditation which comes and settles all the way in our head.
This technique has a distant approach that you can only perform with the help of a professional trainer.
So, be extremely cautious.
Benefits of Yoga Meditation
We always need something to keep us interested in a particular thing. The benefits of Yoga Meditation do the same job. Here are some of them:
- If we practice the exercises and techniques mentioned above, it might help us in treating prolonged back pain.
- Acts as a cure to hangovers as well.
- Lowers blood pressure.
- Helps in reducing insomnia thereby, improving the quality of sleep.
- It helps in improving the cognitive functions of the brain.
We know that by using Yoga Meditation techniques, one person would be able to attain a better state of mind as well as a healthy and physically gifted body. As they say, “The goal of meditation isn’t to control your thoughts, rather restrict them from controlling your true-self”.